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, welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this weekend. >> huge. >> you had to seeing it, everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling girls in the history of soccer, penalty kicks, ally krieger. tied up. everyone saying lights out, it's over, they're going over. they tie it up, shoot-out they take it 5-2 over brazil and now in the semifinals. >> they're going to meet france on twewednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. brazil no joke when it comes to soccer. >> 12 years to the day after brandy chastain the shirt -- you remember that. >> i do. i do. >>> first we want to touch on yes, the debt ceiling. starting to sound like a broken record. the deadline is looming for raising the debt ceiling. there were more talks at the white house on sunday. still no resolution. president obama told lawmakers be prepared to meet again today and every day until a deal is reached. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has th
afternoon, hid their bodies in the bedroom, and then had a big party saturday night after posting invitations on facebook. hadley is charged with two counts of first degree murder. >>> after the battle over raising the debt limit. today the house is scheduled to take a largely symbolic vote on a republican-backed measure that has virtually no chance of passing in the senate. a just-released cbs news poll finds 48% disapprove of how the president is handling the negotiations. congress fares even worse, 58% disapprove of how democrats are handling it, and 71% disapprove of what republicans are doing. tara mergener is in washington with more on this. good morning, tara. >> good morning, betty. no question, there is a lot of pressure all the way around here. and options are getting fewer and fewer, as the deadline looms. house republicans are on track to pass a plan that would raise the debt limit, for a price. >> we can no longer borrow 40 cents out of every dollar in this country. that's why we must pass cut cap and balance. >> reporter: the tea party backed proposal would let the g
and democrats appear to be far apart. the big sticking point is taxes. the president says any agreement must include revenue increases but republicans are fiercely opposed. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> if no deal is reached by august 2, the u.s. may not be able to borrow money to keep the government running and could default on its massive loans. >> if they don't act we face cats troverric damage to the american economy. >> some republicans favor cutting spending by $2 trillion. they use the obama administration of scare tactics claiming the u.s. has the money. it will not default and that there is no reason to panic. >> both sides are scheduled to meet again later today. >>> two years after being rescued from her kidnappers, jaycee dugard talks about her time in captivity in a television interview. >> her nightmare began in 1991 when she was snatched from a school bus stop by a couple at the age of eleven. she was h
, or 80. or yesterday, it was 100. so it's two degrees lower. not a big difference. easton, 102. d.c. at 103. and ocean city, at 100 degrees. that's the way it feels on your skin. >>> bernadette woods joins me now with a current look at the advisories in effect. and look toward the end of the week changes. >>> we have the heat advisory in effect for all of us earlier. western side of the bay. still in effect for the eastern shore here. but there's also an air quality alert, code orange for the baltimore region and d.c. region. that probably is going to be extended because we're still going to have high temperatures. but eventually, cooler air is coming our way. and that is coming pretty soon. later this week, notice how on the eastern part of the country, or northeastern part, there is a big dip coming. that's going to bring in much more comfortable air. we'll let you know how comfortable coming up. >>> first warning weather coverage continues live now with adam may. the dangerous heat this can be. >> well, that cooler weather bernadette has told you about, it can't come soon enoug
something big. >> reporter: the president said he understands boehner's control of the republican house is limited. >> i think he's a good man who wants to do right by the country. i think that it's a... as chip alluded to, the politics a that swept him into the speakership were good for a midterm election they're tough for governing. >> reporter: but it's time, the president said to put politics aside and make some tough decisions. >> it's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. so we might as well do it now. pull off the band-aid. eat our peas. >> reporter: scott, the president said that failure to reach a deal could lead to another recession that could be so deep that millions more americans could lose their jobs. >> pelley: chip, stay with us as we go over to nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, john boehner, the republican speaker of the house, pushed back today. >> reporter: scott, speaker boehner was not swayed by the president's call for a compromise on taxes. >> the american people understand that tax hikes destroy jobs. the last thing we should be doing right now at
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. >> a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: even some democrats are raising concerns about the president's plan especially cuts to medicare and other social services. >> we said we're not going to end the medicare guarantee. >> reporter: president obama scheduled a news conference this morning before he meets with lawmakers. he's expected to stress a deal must be reached within a week and a half for the u.s. to avoid its first ever default. >> the president made it clear he's willing to do very difficult things for him, for his party but the republicans have to do some things, too. >> reporter: if a deal to raise the debt ceiling is not approved by august 2nd, the treasury department says the government will run out of money to pay its bills and the new head of the international monetary fund warns the impact could be felt worldwide. >> interest hikes, stock markets taking a huge hit and real nasty consequences. >>
reports indicate a tire blowout may be to blame. >>> at least eight people were injured when a big stage collapsed at a music festival in ottawa, canada. the band cheap trick was playing at the ottawa blues fest yesterday evening when a severe thunderstorm hit. the band got off the stage safely. one person was seriously injured. >>> to the dangerous heat wave that's baking much of middle america with many areas suffering through triple-digit temperatures the oppressive and sticky weather isn't going away any time soon. it's expected to last all week and headed east. this morning at least 15 states are under excessive heats advisories, warnings or watches. most are in the midwest where cooling centers are overcrowded. cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: it's been so hot for so long in oklahoma the government called for a statewide day of prayer in hope of some divine intervention. for 47 straight days, temperatures in oklahoma city have been 90 or more. there's been only one day below 100 so far this month and it's expected to be 100 degrees or more through at least friday. this summer s
this morning. big story here. we're going to look at a nuclear plant in tennessee called watts bar where a recent federal inspection found more than 40 significant problems. 40. it is a crucial issue, especially after japan's recent nuclear meltdown. one critic says regulators are gambling with people's lives. we're going to hear more from armen keteyian in this investigation. >> something you don't want to miss when you think about the future of this country's energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a
stronger than expected earning result from big companies like ibm and coca- cola. the company said it sold more drinkers around the world in the second quarter. but goldman sachs, fell short of expectations in earnings because of stock declined and bond trading revenue. the bank cfo say it will likely lay off about 1000 employees. president obama said there has been some progress in negotiations over the nation's debt ceiling. the president praised the proposal by a bipartisan group who say their agreement on a plan that will cut the deficit by more than $4 trillion. the deadline is august 2. shares of news corporation rose today after son rupert murdoch and son james testified today. murdoch said he didn't know his company paid out big sums of phone hacking victims. and pittsburgh steelers running back rashard mendenhall is suing for $1 million in damages after champion sports apparel dropped his deal about tweet about osama bin laden. that's your money watch. >>> imagine riding a bike from city to city helping habitat for humanity build several homes. that's one group of riders has done
>> schieffer: good evening, scott's off tonight, i'm bob schieffer. well, there are two big stories in the news tonight, that explosion in oslo, and in washington late developments in the argument over how to find a way to cut the federal budget and raise the debt ceiling. we're going to begin with that story tonight. republican house speaker john boehner now says he is done negotiating with the president and will try to deal directly with senate leaders. within minutes after saying that the president came to the white house briefing room to say boehner was taking the wrong tack. >> i was willing to take a lot of heat from my party and i spoke to democratic leaders yesterday and although they didn't sign off on a plan, they were willing to engage in serious negotiations despite a lot of heat from a lot of interest groups around the country in order to make sure that we actually dealt with this problem. >> schieffer: the president went on to say that speaker boehner would not return his phone call and he asked congressional leaders from both parties to come back to the white house to
this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if, like, these guys, you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are most at risk. already, a 95-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man in the city have died from heat- related complications this summer. that's why health officials are urging people to check in on their elderly neighbors frequently, with a warning that it takes time before effects of the heat can karch up with you. -- catch up with you. >> so the two, heat-related deaths we have had this summer have come after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them on the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after, and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headache, nausea, all signs doctors say the heat is taking a toll on you. city residents can come out and get free ice water. >> reporter: ice water, the key word here. doctors say it is really important if you're going to be spending any time outdoors to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. they also say it's important to take lots of frequent br
. the starter had a big game for the orioles as they took on the indians last night. he gave up three hits in seven innings of work. the orioles squeaked out a win five to six in a nail bite their went to the final inning. that win breaks a nine-game losing streak. >>> and the orioles wrap up their series with the indians this afternoon at camden yards. you can see the game live at 1:30 on wjz 13. >>> that's right. it is here, they won after nine games. i was there to see it all. >> you were there to see it all. i was right there. good game. >> we were there part of the food drive, wjz, management of the orioles collecting donations and food for the maryland food bank. it was a wonderful afternoon. folks were in a good giving mood. a lot of folks came in from all over the place. >> i liked telling them when they give how much they help. one dollar feeds two people. so double that and it's very nice. >> makes a big difference. >> we've been saying, wonder how generous the indians' fans would be, very generous and cordial. the orioles fans kept up. i had a family the millers that came up fro
is a big month for weddings. so many l.a. brides walking down the aisle this weekend are now sending out traffic advisories to their guests and staying near their church the night before the ceremony. listen to poncherelli. >> ponch. chips. >> chips is saying stay away. goodness. >>> coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. a final memorial. how family and friends are remembering former first lady betty ford. >>> bridge collapse. the dramatic scene. a tour bus plunges to the ground. what went wrong. the weather is perfect for almost anything going on. tim williams is updating your first warning forecast. >>> for instant updates and first warping stories, click wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> that's our cruise ship, mary, tim, let's go. >> is it? >> recent those carnival colors? i don't think that's a carnival ship. >> any ship is giad ship to get on on a day like this. >> and i would tell you your itinerary very, very happily. >> nice. >> love boat. that's what i wanted to do for my life. >> i could see mary doing that, yes, cruise dect doctorror mary. we're looking at very calm conditions on t
, very big story today. suffocating air is moving in today. wjz found a woman on st. paul street, using an umbrella trying to keep today's heat at bay on university parkway. the high temperatures were not enough to keep work crews from making repairs. work goes on there. in northwest baltimore, you can see the heat coming off the road as temperatures climb into the 90s. and you know what? the worst of the heat is yet to come. bob turk is here with updated numbers from first warning weather. >> i think you're going to find tomorrow, much, much worse than it has been. >>> we're only at 92. yesterday, we did get up to humid 92. the dew point is way up there again at 72 degrees. when you combine those two, makes you feel like 101 degrees outside. easton just jumped up to 110. the heat index. ocean city at 92. and oakland, 83. because of these high temperatures and high dew points tomorrow, we do have an excessive heat warning. it means heat indexes tomorrow could be between 105 and once again, 110 degrees over a wide, wide area. so please, tomorrow, take it easy. you don't have to be outsid
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is a balanced way to break the stalemate. >> it's an opportunity then to go ahead and think big. >> the group of bipartisan senators is proposing a package that cuts $4 trillion from the deficit. the plan also reduces federal programs like medicare and medicaid. it shrinks the tax code to three categories, limits some tax deductions and could bring changes changes to social security payments. >> let's actually take this moment and see if we can rally around something that can tumly move forward. >> if we can help in the debt ceiling debate by producing this product. >> the game has drawn support from both parties, but it's too complex for congress to pass before august 2nd deadline. >> the white house spokesman indicated that the president would sign off on a short-deal term, but only if it wraps up on a big deal both sides can live with. but any compromise would be a tough sell to some republicans. >> and the only clear path to raise the debt ceiling that has passed either house of congress, is the cut, cap and balance act. >> reporter: lawmakers have less than two weeks to find common groun
, ever. >> reporter: so the two big sticking points are that the republicans have a balanced budget amendment in their version. and they also want another vote in this sometime in january, which would put us in the same scenario. senate democrats have their own plan. ask they expect to take a vote on that sometime over the next weekend. reporting live, mike hellgren. >> wjz is following this very important story. we'll bring you the latest developments as they unfold. check in tonight at 11:00, for a complete wrap-up. >>> updating breaking news for you now. a helicopter crash. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. let's go to mike perry for the latest. >> reporter: hello, mike. we're in the 4,000 block of conowingo. a huge helicopter has apparently landed hard. and chopped off its tail. you can see it has collapsed onto the ground. all three main rotor blades are broken. the aircraft has crashed down onto its left side. and you can see some damage to the cockpit area of this very small, single, two-engine -- or single-engine, two-passenger helicopter. at this point, it is not clear
called the president saturday and ended their talks on the so-called big deal to cut the debt by $4 trillion over a decade, which he said the two men had been discussing since january. a republican source close to the negotiations says despite the smiles, the meeting is on a smaller deal are producing little progress at this point. speaker boehner was asked what happens if there is no deal and the nation defaults on august 2, he said nobody knows, it's a crap shoot. >> thank you very much. senior business correspondent anthony mason is here now. let's go back to the news from moody's. what exactly does that mean? >> moody threatened to do this last month. today the rating agency cited its concerns that the debt limit will not be raised on a timely basis, leading to a default on a u.s. treasury obligation. moody's words, the risk of a short-lived default was small but rising. standard and poors put u.s. credit on negative outlook back in april citing the same concerns. this is basically another warning shot, russ, telling congress they're running out of time. >> how soon could all th
blunt with them. >> reporter: officials say the group examined all the pieces of a potential big deal spending cuts entitlement reforms, savings from the tax cut and employment insurance. the big deal is his preference but he'd accept a small $2 trillion deal. there's also a proposal by senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell to give the president the authority to extend the debt ceiling through 2012 without the consent. >> he described it as a last ditch effort in case we're unable to do anything else and what may look like something less than optimal today if we're unable to get to an agreement might look pretty good a couple of weeks from now. >> reporter: that fallback agreement is looking more and more likely. sources say that the person who made the most of the argument on wednesday, eric cantor didn't even open his mouth yesterday in the meeting, and they say that they expect things to move forward, but they don't know how fast. there's no meeting today, but we will hear from the president at a news conference later this morning. >> bill, thanks. we will b
. however there is disagreement over that point, big disagreement over that point. >> the other thing we'll be looking at is of course whether or not there will be issue with the credit rating. we'll talk about that. rebecca thanks. chris? >> thank you. >>> there is news of another arrest in the widening phone hacking scandal in britain. rupert murdoch is being pressured to appear before lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're hearing a ninth person has been arrested in the phone hacking scandal, the former executive editor of the "news of the world," but the late breaking news here this morning is the british government committee has just issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions about what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally there is a serious question over whether they can be compelled to appear. damage control in high gear rupert murdoch and son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. news corp shut out "nut of the
degrees. >> reporter: all righty. mbts came first. but now they aren't the only game in town. all the big sneaker companies from puma to reeboks, to sketchers have developed their own line of butt-toning shoes. >> nice shoes. >> reporter: sales of toning shoes have gone up from 145 million in 2009 to a whooping 736 million in 2010. >> increased calorie burn and improved metabolism. >> reporter: each brand has done some kind of scientific research to would have been its shoes are effective. but we talked to the chief science officer for the american council on exercise to get his take. >> none of the major muscles of the lower extremity showed major differences in activity nor did we see any differences in terms of the caloric output. >> reporter: he says the sad truth here is there's no shortcut to getting in shape. so you're absolutely sure that toning shoes are not going to replace me going to a gym. totally sure? >> you know, i would love to tell you otherwise. but based upon our research study as well as the other available evidence, that wouldn't be fair of me to say that. >> reporte
to change entitlements and we know we're going to need revenues if we want a big package to solve the deal. now if it turns out the other side won't budge on anything, then we're going to be here every day until we get this done. >> senator mcconnell's proposal which we mentioned briefly at the top came out after you sat down with the president but what are the white house and other leaders saying about it this morning? >> well, there's a sense of relief, you can almost feel it all across washington today, erica, because senator mcconnell's proposal would help them step back from the brink. the president's spokesperson, jay carney, said yesterday that default is not an option, and they said some positive things about senator mcconnell's proposal, so everyone today is debating that proposal, but there is a sense that it lets some of the pressure off and may help the country avoid default. >> so in some ways it lets some of the pressure off politically. even though the president told you it's time to set politics aside, neither party wants to be the one that causes the u.s. to default so you
for me and the rest for you. he replies, we always see little peanuts until we hit the big bricks. >> reporter: officers say he was going to get a shipment of heroin. almost $40,000 worth, and offered protection to a dealer. he said, i mean, the officers shouldn't give a blank because i'm on yalcy all's side. that's a lot of cash. >> we can't give corner to corruption. we can't. and we won't. and we will exhaust every means and every resource. to eliminating it faour ranks. >> police, king kong ain't got nothing on me. >> reporter: on facebook, officer redd says his favorite movie is training day, where denzel plays a crooked officer, who thinks he's above the law. but redd now faces life in prison. >> reporter: and federal authorities arrested four other people and charged them in connection with this case. they are all from the baltimore area. reporting live at city police headquarters, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. city police contacted the fbi when they first got tipped to the corruption. officer red will be in court friday morning. >>> a federal judg
end from 1963 to 1971 and was a big part of their 1971 super bowl win. off the field, mackey was the first president of the nfl players association. wjz spoke with sylvia mackey earlier today, about the loss of her husband. >> i'm doing well, thank you. because -- it's not like all of a sudden, he was killed or something was unexpected. i understood the disease. i knew the direction that it was going in. >> you just hope that it takes longer than it does. and he did outlive the average. the average after diagnosis is 7 to 10 years. he was just hitting the end of the 10th year. >> now, sylvia mackey's concern about her husband's condition is responsible for an ongoing study on the long-term effects of concussions on nfl players. >> john mackey was 69 years old. funeral plans are still being finalized. wjz will have more on his passing coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> despite searching through the night, police have still not found that man armed with a gun and a hammer who attacked a speed camera on the beltway. >> reporter: police have now updated the description of the man th
the neighborhood. >> it's pretty big. ought to be caught. >> reporter: police now are trying to do just that. >> we do not have any leads at this time. we're asking for the public's help in reporting any suspicious behavior they may have seen in that area that morning. or anyone who they may know who is talking about this crime. >> reporting live in towson, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. kai, back to youful. >> mike, thank you. anyone with information is encouraged to call baltimore county police. or baltimore crimestoppers. >>> if you're waiting for somebody to get home from work, let's check on the roads. here's kristy breslin. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. a couple of accidents there to update you on. if you are traveling northbound 95, we have an accident, just past the aberdeen exit. the delay all the way back to riverside parkway. whitemarsh, philadelphia road at niewpts road for another accident. and southbound 895 accident there, approaching the toll plaza. back over to the beltway. 15 minutes on the west side inner loop. from southwestern boulevard, over to liberty road. average speed in th
doors of the legendary human show scattered. a big mess made of david letterman's home away from home. garbage stands and ropes overturned. a ground floor office trashed. >> just can't imagine why anyone would do that. >> called -- someone called 911. >> police say 22-year-old james whitmore who lives in this building is charged with burglary and criminal mischief. whitmore's roommate had very little to say about the incident. >> it's definitely a surprise, but we don't want to talk about it. >> reporter: before this, a worker says, there never seemed to be a need for around-the- clock security out front. >> it's crazy. it's never happened before. i don't know why somebody should do something like that. >> here's david letterman! >> reporter: lucky for letterman, the doors for the studio and set for his show were padlocked. worldwide pants released a statement, the late show set was not accessed. and it will be taping as usual tomorrow. the show was once home to the edsullivan show. the late show with ed sullivan has been here since 1993. after an incident that is sure to give letterm
cummings and more. >>> a world renowned hospital earns big bragging rites. for the 22nd year in a row, johns hopkins is named the number one hospital in the rankings. it got the top spots in five of ten specialty fields as well. >>> two weeks to go before the united states defaults on loans. tara mergener has more on a debate and vote on a bill that's not expected to matter. >> reporter: the house republicans are on track to raise the debt limit for a price. >> we can't borrow 40 cents out of every dollar for the country. the constitutional amendment requires a balanced budget. the measure is expected to hit a dead end in the senate. the momentum is building for a bipartisan backup plan. it would let president obama raise the debt ceiling in stages. we need to stay in every day until we resolve the crisis confronting our country. >> reporter: the proposal has a chance, the conservatives are expecting deeper cuts. >> i wasn't elected to do nothing, to kick the can down the road. >> reporter: the white house is urging lawmakers to reach a deal by friday. in washington, tara mergener, e
on the "cbs evening news." >> all right. good news here. guess whose birthday is today? >> big "g." >> that's right, jeff glor at the news desk. >> happy birthday. >> that is very nice. unexpected surprise. >> chris baked a cake. >> wow. >> get ready. >> after the show. good morning. we begin here now with an assassination in afghanistan. the powerful half-brother of afghan president hamid karzai was murdered this morning. officials say that ahmed wali karzai was shot to death by one of his own bodyguards at his home in kandahar. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is there. >> god willing there will be an answer of pain and suffering on the people, and peace and security will be implemented in our country so that no other afghan family will go through such pains that we all have suffered. >> reporter: ahmed wali karzai was a controversial figure. he was widely seen as the de facto governor of kandahar province, giving orders to public officials behind the scenes, but more importantly in this society, solving tribal disputes. over the years there were persistent reports that he was involved
day in the big city. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. from the jobs to the royals and the shuttle launch and to betty ford. >> a courageous first lady who battled addiction to pain killers and addiction to alcohol and defeating breast cancer. she died in palm springs, california, she was 93 years old. scott pelley takes a look back at her remarkable life. >> reporter: relatively unknown until her husband became president, betty ford became one of the most popular and respected women in america. born elizabeth anne bloomer april 18th, 1918, she grew up in grand rapids, michigan. she dreamed of becoming a professional dancer and after high school she moved east to study under martha graham, the high priestess of modern dance. she earned a spot in the auxiliary dance troupe but her mother pressured her to leave the troupe in 1941. she performed in her own dance troupe, married and divorced and then met a young man named gerald ford, they married in 1948, weeks before ford was elected to his first term in congress. through the 1950s and '60s, they were a traditional an
what essentially tbawlsz alarm and the big clock rolled once again. >> main engine start. >> reporter: despite lingering concerns about potential rain and lightning -- >> liftoff, the final liftoff of "atlantis." >> -- "atlantis" roared. >> the space shuttle spreads its wings one final time for the start of a sentimental journey into history. >> reporter: the shuttle carried 10,000 of pounds of equipment and supplies to the space station, enough to last through 2012. >> "atlantis" go at throttle up. >> reporter: a camera on the external fuel tank focused closely on the heat shield on the belly of the orbiter. a preliminary analysis revealed no worries, no indications that the vulnerable insulating tile suffered any debris damage on launch. for nasa, this was a textbook start for the end, because when "atlantis" comes home, the 30-year shuttle program will be shut down, a sobering reality that tempered today's celebration. of course, there is still plenty of work to do on this mission, and nasa will stay focused, be assured of, that until "atlantis" rolls to its final stop in 12 or 13
to jump-start the economy if it doesn't improve soon. that gave stocks a big boost. the dow gained almost 45 points while the nasdaq was up 15. >>> numbers released overnight show foreclosures fell nearly 30% in the first half of the year but that's not because of any actual improvement in the housing market. analysts say paperwork and procedural delays are pushing the process further and further back, an estimated 1 million foreclosures that should have taken place this year will now happen in 2012 or later. >>> chrysler is recalling its best selling vehicle, more than 240,000 ram pickup trucks from 2008 through 2011 are being recalled because of a steering problem, a part near the left wheel can fracture and cause loss of steering, a few minor crashes have been reported. chrysler will fix the problem free of charge. >>> and a solution may be brewing to the minnesota government shutdown. it's all about the beer, made by the miller coors brewing company. it may have be taken off store shelves because the company's sales licenses have expired and there are no state workers working who can
." >>> now for the latest on tropical storm don expected to be the first big storm to hit the u.s. this year, don is packing 50-mile-an-hour winds and could reach drought-string be texas in the next 24 hours. kevin hughes is in texas this morning. >> reporter: this is the first tropical storm i can remember covering where most of the people are actually glad this storm is arriving. some precautions are being taken but like the rest of texas corpus christi hasn't had significant rain in four months so people aren't afraid of the tropical storm, they're welcoming its arrival. they're going through the marina making sure the boats are secure but it's not severe enough they're worried about moving any of the boats. there are no evacuations planned, the visitors bureau says no extra precautions out of the ordinary are taken and hotels are filling up with tourists over the weekend. they are hoping it brings the three to five inches of rain. they hope don doesn't stay too long but long enough to remind everyone what rain looks like. conditions here are still extremely dry. right now everyone here i
. >> no matter what age you are, doctors say this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are mostly at risk. already an 85-year-old woman and an elderly man have died from heat complications this summer. that's why officials are urging people to check in on their elderly regularly. >> the two heat-related deaths we've had so far this summer have come a few days after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them, the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headaches, nausea. all signs doctors say the heat is taking its toll on you. baltimore city is opening its cooling centers, where city residents can come in to chill out and get the air conditioning and ice water. >> reporter: and ice water really should be your buzz words in this type of severe heat. doctors say you need to hydrate yourself plenty. make sure if you're outside, you're taking plenty of breaks to try to stay in the shade as much as possi
of heat is over arkansas and tennessee. but it continues to expand. all the big cities along the i-95 corridor are under some sort of heat advisory. the heat also sparks severe weather. northern new england, two waves of thunderstorms coming through in the afternoon hours. up to as much as an inch of rain, dime-sized hail. western maine under the threat >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now back over to a very cool studio where i find my colleagues rebecca and christian. >> you asked for it. you wanted to be out there in the elements. it does look humid out there. it's a nice shot but really looks soupy. we'll see you in a couple of minutes. hang tight. get inside. >> we'll enjoy the air conditioning in here. >>> still ahead, important news for people facing foreclosure. a little known government program that can help you keep your house, but you need to act fast because it ends tomorrow. >>> plus amazon.com plays hard ball in california in a fight to avoid charging you a sales tax when you buy things online. we'll take you inside that ongoing battle a
's and the humidity faking it a feel even hotter. american airlines struck a big deal today, in fact it was the biggest in aviation history. it's going to spend a reported 38 billion to buy 460 new jets from the world's two biggest airplane manufacturers. but is it a good deal for passengers? myra rodriguez takes a look. >> reporter: when it comes to making airplanes there are no fiercer arrivals than buying and airbus, but today they had to share and stage and thus ychl for the record deal with american airlines. >> i never thought i'd see a back drop with airbus and boeing and american on it, but we have it today. >> reporter: the new planes will begin rolling out by 2013. and will help overhaul americans' aging fleet. american airlines president tom horton says his airline will be the youngest and one of the most fuel efficient in the country. >> this is all about improving our economics and improving our product. >> reporter: american airlines, which lost $286 million in spring, has been hit hard by rising fuel costs. the deal is a major coup for airbus, the european company had
traffic. >> reporter: richie highway is a big and busy road. and cara's family and friends say they want more police presence here to help people cross the street. especially while the carnival is attracting hundreds every night. >> reporter: somebody needs to do something. i'm all about carnivals. it just needs to be handled better. >> reporter: and anne arundel county police say there is an officer at the early heights intersection now. reminding walkers to be careful when they cross that street to go over to the carnival. denise, back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, gigi. >> reporter: police say there is also a sign near the carnival, alerting drivers of the carnival and people crossing the street. >>> good news for fans ever phillips seafood. alex demetrick reports, it turns out, phillips is just moving down the block. >> reporter: for 30 years, phillips has been serving up meals and memories at the light street inner harbor, when the family announced they were shutting the restaurant down in september, it stunned regulars. >> that's shocking to me. >> yeah, very sad. >> w
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